Friday, September 22, 2006

Tornadoes in Alabama 9/22/2006

This is a picture of a tornado or funnel cloud that eventually produced F2 damage over Blount County, AL in the Locust Fork community and Oneonta, AL.

This photo was featured on ABC 33/40's severe weather coverage. It was taken by my friend and nephew Justin Berry of Cullman on his cell phone. He was headed up I-65 after work and snapped this photo while the driver was going 90 mph. It was a great shot. He sent it to his mom, who sent it to my phone. I emailed it from my phone to my email account. Then I forwarded it to

It was the first and best photo that lead meteorologist James Spann received that enabled him to illustrate the dangerous nature of these storms for people living in Blount County.

I am amazed at what technology now enables us to do. Imagine what benefit this would have been in 1974, 1979, 1989, 1994, or 1998 in major Alabama tornadoes!

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